The Tiny House: A Minimalist Perspective?

  • 8 Sep 2021
  • 16:00
  • Onlive via Zoom and YouTube Live Stream

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A panel event hosted by the Climate Change & Energy Think Tank Programme about a minimalist perspective with Dr André Stephan, UC Louvain and Ms Poulomi Biswas, WAPCOS Ltd.

Keeping in mind SDG 9, "Innovation & Infrastructure " and SDG 11 "Sustainable communities", this event will discuss the notions of Tiny Houses and how they have become an architectural and social movement that advocates for downsized living spaces, simplifying, and essentially "living with less" i.e., minimalist living, reducing carbon footprint and hence ensuring climate justice through an eco-friendly alternative.

Speakers

Dr André Stephan, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Architectural Engineering and Urban Planning, UC Louvain, Belgium

Dr André is Architectural Engineer and has expertise in the built environment, sustainability, life cycle assessment, computer modelling and energy efficiency. His research focuses on life cycle environmental assessment and performance in the built environment, from construction materials to cities. He targets practical research outcomes that have the potential to inform decision-making in the industry and how to tackle environmental performance across the scales of the built environment. He also focuses on innovative construction techniques and design that integrates a dual architectural engineering approach.

Poulomi Biswas, Senior Structural engineer at WAPCOS Ltd India

Poulomi Biswas is a senior structural engineer and project coordinator for WAPCOS Ltd India. She has around 15 years of professional experience in the field of structural/civil engineering, managing projects from India and the US. She holds a Bachelor degree in construction engineering from Jadavpur University and has a PG degree in project management from NICMAR, Pune, India.

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